Oxford to Cambridge Expressway ‘In Chaos’ As Councils Disagree Over Routes

Oxford to Cambridge Expressway ‘In Chaos’ As Councils Disagree Over Routes

APRIL 2018

The process for selecting a route for the £3.5bn Oxford to Cambridge Expressway has descended into 'chaos' with councils in disagreement and calls for more information.

A preferred corridor for the road, which would cut through the Oxfordshire countryside, is set to be chosen this summer by the Highways England, which is currently analysing feedback from stakeholders.

So far, Vale of White Horse District Council has backed a route through the south of the county, while South Oxfordshire District Council has disagreed entirely and backed a route from the north of Oxford to Milton Keynes.

Oxfordshire County Council meanwhile has so far refused to express an opinion while  Oxford City Council says it is still considering.

The public will only be consulted once a route is chosen, which has led to calls from campaigners for greater transparency.

Expressway Action Group member and Waterstock Parish Council chairman Michael Tyce said: "My first thought is it's chaos. The really astonishing thing is that the county council don't have a conclusion...". 

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